Buccaneer 24 Trimaran

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  1. SpiritWolf15x
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    He was my father actually :D

    Sadly he passed away, loosing his battle with cancer in February.
     
  2. bruceb
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    Bruce's updated deck

    This is still a work in progress, but it is a nice working layout now. The jib tracks are set at about 9 degrees and really work well since I sail on a lake and being able to point high at times is very beneficial. Bruce
     

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    Nice shots Bruce,
    You certainly have a busy deck there. :D
     
  4. SpiritWolf15x
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    Is that a heater vent I see on the deck forward of the front beam?
     
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    Kiss

    I am open to ideas, but right now, everything there has a use. The stainless dome is a solar powered vent- it works great and is removable. I think I have about the same controls as any other race boat this size, but a lot less space to put things. It is crowded, but not so bad actually sailing. Bruce
     
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    Bruce. Is it just the camera angle---or is that a really long Prodder you have on the bow.??? :eek:
     
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    Pics can lie

    OS7, It is the camera angle. The prod is about 6'6" in front of the bow or 8' from the forestay.The pole is about 10'6" overall. Here is a pic from another angle. I am limited in length by the area clear on the foredeck. I made the mount removable to experiment with, but the length seems to work well. How long is prod on Capricorn? Bruce
     

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  8. oldsailor7
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    Buccaneer 24 plans are available again. Just PM me if interested. :D
     
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    mainsheet/outhaul plans.

    DC,

    Very interesting article. In the article, there is mention of a simple mainsheet/outhaul in the plans. I am trying the get an old B24 in the water, it had on old traveler that I removed b/c I could not see how you would not be reaching around the damn thing everytime you reached for the tiller.

    Does anyone have a scan of the mainsheet/outhaul plans? I was just planing on on doing a mainsheet with two pad-eyes for attachement on each side of the cockpit.
     
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    I don't have a scanner, but any of you who have, and also have the sketch. please feel free to post it so it can be expanded to fit A4.
    Cheers. OS7. :D
     
  12. DarthCluin
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    And, here it is:
     

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    2 meters, long enough!!! :)
     
  14. oldsailor7
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    Bruce,
    We are in the depths of winter here, but you are just about looking at your summer vacations.
    Do you have plans for sailing --or maybe racing. ???
    Would love to hear.
    OS7 (AKA Paddy).:D
     

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    Summer doldrums

    This is not our best season:rolleyes: - 5-0 kts, 95+F, with sudden afternoon 40 kt+ thunderstorms. I am experimenting with different sail combos and doing some crew (and skipper) training during our evening club races. Around september we start to get nice wind and the water stays warm through november. Great sailing. The boat is really starting to work well and when I go the right way is very competitive. I have found I really need a "screacher" type/size sail for the light summer conditions, I don't have one, and I am working on that. My all purpose main and jib combo is around 410 sq feet and works well up to about 17 kts true but does not have enough power for close non-spinnaker reaches below 8 kts. I have a dacron 150% jib, free flown from the bow tack point that works, but the boat could carry a lot more sail. Bruce
     
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